Career Center offers opportunities for students

Posted October 25, 2010

The ACU Career Center is responding to the current tough job climate by hosting several events designed to prepare students for life after graduation. The events include: “Careers in Sports,” Graduate & Professional School Fair and “Fast Forward ... Put Your Best Foot Forward.”

“Related work experience and networking are two critical pieces all students need to develop into the best career seekers possible,” says Daniel Orozco, associate director of the ACU Career Center. “These three events are opportunities to build on these skills. Students can’t afford to miss the opportunities these events provide to visit with ACU alumni and other professionals.”

Careers in SprotsSean Adams, ACU alumnus and ESPN Austin radio host, will speak about his experience in the sports world at the “Career in Sports” event, Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the Living Room of the McGlothlin Campus Center. A panel discussion will feature Grant Boone ('91), sports broadcaster; John Houser, ACU's assistant director of athletics for operations; and Jared Mosley ('00), ACU's director of athletics.

The event will offer information on the sports industry and what it takes to succeed in its competitive environment.

Graduate & Professional School FairThe Graduate & Professional School Fair will be Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the McCaleb Conference Room of the Hunter Welcome Center. The second annual event will include 27 schools, which are listed here.

Students will have the chance to talk to recruiters about different schools’ programs and their admission process. Hosted by the West Central Texas Career Consortium, students and alumni are welcome to attend without RSVP.

The final career event of the semester will be “Fast Forward ... Put Your Best Foot Forward,” Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m, in the Career Center office located on the second floor of the Hunter Welcome Center.

Local employers will review resumes and conduct mock interviews, and the Career Center staff will be available to answer internship and job search questions. Students who are graduating or looking to find a summer internship are encouraged to attend.

The Career Center provides a variety of services to connect students with employers, alumni and other resources, as well providing resume, cover letter and interviewing preparation.

“The ACU Career Center is committed to assisting students in the exploration and preparation to achieve good-fit career goals,” says Orozco.

For more information, contact the ACU Career Center at 325-674-2473.